Jimmy Docherty, known as Guitar Jimmy, is available to perform with or without The Velvet Tinkers. Jimmy is a guitarist and singer available solo, duo or with band for Irish nights. In his set he will be performing songs such as Dirty Old Town by The Pogues. Jimmy Docherty also sings the popular songs Irish Rover by The Pogues and Wild Rover by The Dubliners.
Further songs on the repertoire include Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2 and Green Fields Of France – Dropkick Murphys. Arthur McBride – Paul Brady, One – U2. Also, favourites such as Star Of The County Down – Van Morrison, Carrickfergus – Van Morrison and Back Home In Derry – Christy Moore.
The extended set list includes classics such as: Tell Me Ma -The Dubliners, Whiskey In The Jar -Thin Lizzy, Rocky Road To Dublin – Dropkick Murphys and Streets Of New York – The Wolfe Tones. Who can resist Danny Boy by The Pogues, Useta Love Her – The Saw Doctors, Lakes Of Ponchartrain – Paul Brady and Fields Of Athenry by The Dubliners. Not to mention Sam Hall by The Dubliners, Seven Drunken Nights by Flogging Molly, Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.
Jimmy Docherty – Guitar Jimmy
Popular Irish Songs From Jimmy Docherty
Moondance by Van Morrison, , Black Velvet Band by Luke Kelly, Town That I Loved So Well by Ronan Keating. Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, Sally Maclenanne by The Pogues, Galway Girl by Sharon Shannon and Munday.Jimmy Docherty and The Velvet Tinkers
Jimmy is available solo or can be booked with his band. Another option is Jimmy plus fiddle player.
The Pogues were an Irish-British Celtic punk band formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band was founded in Kings Cross, London, as Pogue Mahone—the anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic póg mo thóin, meaning “kiss my arse”.
The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, recording several hit albums and singles.
MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems but the band continued first with Joe Strummer and then with Spider Stacy on vocals before breaking up in 1996. The Pogues reformed in late 2001, and played regularly across the UK and Ireland and on the US East Coast, until dissolving again in 2014. The group did not record any new material during this second incarnation.
Their politically tinged music was informed by MacGowan and Stacy’s punk backgrounds, yet used traditional Irish instruments such as the tin whistle, banjo, cittern, mandolin and accordion.(Wikipedia)